Currently obsessively consuming JINXED by Amy McCulloch, and not that I didn’t know it before, but it’s reiterating just how badly I want a MG STEM with a super smart badass girl MC. Adorable robots are a plus. Please and thank you. #MSWL
I’m really itching for some MG manuscripts that take me on an adventure, especially #own ones about non-Western places and cultures. I love mythology and folklore and spooks and puzzles, and I’m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL
Savannah Brooks @slbrooks91If you’re looking for motivation to finish that piece of wrtiting, just know Hector and Boris believe in you. They think you can do anything. pic.twitter.com/KUriV2Zgua
My kingdom for a picture book about rats trying to prove they’re as cute as mice. Positive rat PR would truly make my list complete #mswl
#MSWL: I’m usually not open to picture books I don’t solicit, but I’d love to see something celebrating holidays we don’t have many picture books about. Ones that aren’t currently served in publishing written by #own authors. So if you’ve got it, send it my way.
Been slowly making my way through the Rick Riordan presents lineup, and sweet peaches (see what I did there?), these books are so good. I’m very much so looking for an MG action/adventure global mythology standalone or series. VERY MUCH SO. #MSWL
Happy New Year! December’s #readinglist:
- The Collectors
- A Storm of Wishes
- With the Fire on High*
- Of Monsters and Madness
- Don’t Date Rosa Santos*
- Dragon Pearl
- Aru Shah and the End of Time*
- Aru Shah and the Song of Death*
Lauren Spieller 📖 @laurenspiellerOKAY TWITTER. What's the new YA genre trend going to be? Let's decide now so we can all start drafting our dystopian-vampire-werewolf-super hero-space novellas and get 2020 off to a banging start.
I know mythology tends to skew MG, but I’d LOVE to see more global mythology and folklore—especially in genres outside of action/adventure. I know y’all have some spooky folklore ripe for horror. And rom coms with minor deities? Guided journies through loss? Yes. All of it. #MSWL
Finally got back at it. November’s #readinglist:
- All of Us with Wings
- Look Both Ways*
- Wilder Girls*
- Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery
- The Agony House*
- Sawkill Girls*
- Technically, You Started It
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein*
There’s something I want to chat about that relates to my #MSWL but also has to do with my own life experience and those of others. The aughts, when I was in high school, were a ripe time for bi erasure. The classic line was that being bi was the gateway drug to going full/on 1/?
Bit of a slow month for outside-of-work choices, but October’s #readinglist included:
- What if a Fish (ARC)
- Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
- The Gravity of Us (ARC)
- Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
And let’s be real, they’re all #MSWL material.
Glennon Doyle @GlennonDoyleWhen this player's hijab started falling off to reveal her hair, her opponents gathered around to provide cover while she fixed it.
This is our mood today.
When one of us needs us: We stop. We huddle up. We protect each other.
I love the soccer. I love women.
#MSWL everything about this. All the girl power in everything but especially in sports. And girls banding together instead of seeing each other as the enemy. I know HS And MS girls can be mean, but they can also be loving, supportive, and empowering, and that’s what I wanna see.
This was a bit of a lighter month, but I still got some solid titles down on my #readinglist:
- Swipe Right for Murder
(Bit of a theme there, no?)
- The Weight of Our Sky*
- The Last True Poets of the Sea*
- Kiss Number 8*
41 Strange @41StrangeBeekeepers have trained dogs to sniff out killer disease called American foulbrood that wipes out hives. They have their own beekeeping suits to protect them from stings. pic.twitter.com/bJGeaaBUj0
I don’t even know how BUT #MSWL PLEASE.